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1983 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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1983 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships


The 1983 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in West Germany from 16 April to 2 May. The games were played in Munich, Dortmund and Düsseldorf. Eight teams took part, with each playing each other once. The four best teams then play each other once more with no results carrying over this time, and the other four teams played each other again to determine ranking and relegation. This was the 49th World Championships, and also the 60th European Championships. The Soviet Union became world champions for the 19th time, tying Canada, and won their 22nd European title.

Promotion and relegation was effective for 1985 as the IIHF did not run a championship in Olympic years at this time. Nations that did not participate in the Sarejevo Olympics were invited to compete in the Thayer Tutt Trophy.

World Championship Group A (West Germany)

First Round

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 41 - 07 14
2  Canada 7 5 0 2 26 - 16 10
3  Czechoslovakia 7 4 1 2 30 - 15 9
4  Sweden 7 4 1 2 26 - 21 9
5  West Germany 7 3 1 3 17 - 23 7
6  East Germany 7 2 0 5 19 - 28 4
7  Finland 7 1 1 5 20 - 28 3
8  Italy 7 0 0 7 05 - 46 0
16 April Canada  6-0
 Italy
16 April Soviet Union  3-0
 East Germany
16 April Czechoslovakia  4-2
 Finland
16 April Sweden  5-1
 West Germany
17 April Sweden  3-2
 Canada
17 April West Germany  4-0
 Italy
17 April Czechoslovakia  6-1
 East Germany
17 April Soviet Union  3-0
 Finland
19 April Soviet Union  8-2
 Canada
19 April Czechoslovakia  4-1
 Sweden
19 April West Germany  4-3
 Finland
19 April East Germany  3-1
 Italy
20 April Sweden  5-4
 East Germany
20 April Soviet Union  6-0
 West Germany
21 April Canada  3-1
 Czechoslovakia
21 April Finland  6-2
 Italy
22 April Canada  5-1
 Finland
22 April West Germany  4-3
 East Germany
23 April Soviet Union  5-1
 Czechoslovakia
23 April Sweden  5-1
 Italy
24 April Canada  5-2
 East Germany
24 April Finland  4-4
 Sweden
24 April Soviet Union  11-1
 Italy
24 April West Germany  3-3
 Czechoslovakia
25 April Canada  3-1
 West Germany
25 April East Germany  6-4
 Finland
26 April Czechoslovakia  11-0
 Italy
26 April Soviet Union  5-3
 Sweden

Final Round

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 3 2 1 0 13 - 03 5
2  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 10 - 06 5
3  Canada 3 1 0 2 09 - 14 2
4  Sweden 3 0 0 3 02 - 11 0
28 April Czechoslovakia  5-4
 Canada
28 April Soviet Union  4-0
 Sweden
30 April Canada  3-1
 Sweden
30 April Soviet Union  1-1
 Czechoslovakia
2 May Soviet Union  8-2
 Canada
2 May Czechoslovakia  4-1
 Sweden

Consolation Round

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5  West Germany 10 5 1 4 31 - 34 11
6  East Germany 10 3 0 7 29 - 40 6
7  Finland 10 2 2 6 30 - 40 6
8  Italy 10 1 1 8 16 - 56 3

Italy was relegated to Group B.

27 April West Germany  5-4
 Italy
27 April East Germany  6-2
 Finland
29 April Finland  4-2
 West Germany
29 April Italy  3-1
 East Germany
1 May West Germany  7-3
 East Germany
1 May Italy  4-4
 Finland

World Championship Group B (Japan)

Played in Tokyo March 21–31.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9  United States 7 6 1 0 53 - 14 13
10  Poland 7 5 1 1 43 - 19 11
11  Austria 7 3 4 0 41 - 27 10
12  Norway 7 4 0 3 29 - 28 8
13  Japan 7 2 2 3 23 - 31 6
14   Switzerland 7 1 2 4 25 - 35 4
15  Romania 7 1 1 5 20 - 48 3
16  Yugoslavia 7 0 1 6 18 - 50 1

The USA was promoted to Group A, and both Romania and Yugoslavia were relegated to Group C. Additionally, the USA, Poland and Austria earned berths in the Olympics. Fourth place Norway had to play off against the Group C winner (the Netherlands) to fill the final Olympic spot.[1][2]

21 March Japan  3-2
 Yugoslavia
21 March Norway  5-3
 Romania
22 March Poland  7-1
 Norway
22 March Austria  8-8
  Switzerland
22 March United States  13-2
 Yugoslavia
23 March United States  6-2
 Romania
23 March Japan  3-3
  Switzerland
24 March Poland  12-2
 Yugoslavia
24 March Austria  3-2
 Norway
24 March Japan  6-2
 Romania
25 March Austria  5-5
 Poland
25 March United States  5-2
  Switzerland
26 March Romania  7-7
 Yugoslavia
26 March Japan  4-5
 Norway
27 March Poland  6-4
  Switzerland
27 March United States  3-3
 Austria
28 March Norway  6-2
 Yugoslavia
28 March Romania  4-3
  Switzerland
28 March United States  6-2
 Poland
28 March Japan  5-5
 Austria
30 March Austria  12-2
 Romania
30 March Switzerland   4-1
 Yugoslavia
30 March United States  8-2
 Norway
30 March Japan  1-2
 Poland
31 March Norway  8-1
  Switzerland
31 March Austria  5-2
 Yugoslavia
31 March Poland  9-0
 Romania
31 March Japan  1-12
 United States

World Championship Group C (Hungary)

Played in Budapest March 11–20. The champion earned the right to playoff against Group B fourth place for a berth in the Olympics.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17  Netherlands 7 7 0 0 78 - 11 14
18  Hungary 7 5 0 2 50 - 25 10
19  China 7 4 1 2 28 - 23 9
20  Denmark 7 4 0 3 24 - 26 8
21  France 7 3 1 3 41 - 25 7
22  Bulgaria 7 1 1 5 20 - 36 3
23  Spain 7 1 1 5 17 - 55 3
24  North Korea 7 1 0 6 15 - 72 2

The Netherlands and Hungary were both promoted to Group B,

11 March France  2-5
 Denmark
11 March Netherlands  7-2
 Bulgaria
11 March China  5-2
 North Korea
11 March Hungary  17-2
 Spain
12 March Hungary  3-1
 France
12 March North Korea  1-11
 Netherlands
13 March Spain  0-4
 Denmark
13 March Bulgaria  1-5
 China
14 March Hungary  14-1
 North Korea
14 March France  0-10
 Netherlands
14 March Denmark  4-5
 Bulgaria
14 March Spain  0-5
 China
15 March North Korea  1-24
 France
15 March Hungary  5-12
 Netherlands
16 March Denmark  1-6
 China
16 March Bulgaria  4-4
 Spain
17 March Netherlands  12-1
 China
17 March France  7-1
 Spain
17 March Bulgaria  4-5
 North Korea
17 March Hungary  0-4
 Denmark
19 March Hungary  7-2
 Bulgaria
19 March Netherlands  16-2
 Spain
19 March Denmark  6-3
 North Korea
19 March China  3-3
 France
20 March Spain  8-2
 North Korea
20 March Netherlands  10-0
 Denmark
20 March France  4-2
 Bulgaria
20 March Hungary  4-3
 China

World Championship Medal Table

1983 World Championships Country
Gold  Soviet Union
Silver  Czechoslovakia
Bronze  Canada
4  Sweden
5  West Germany
6  East Germany
7  Finland
8  Italy

European Championships Medal Table

1983 European Championships Medal Table Country
Gold  Soviet Union
Silver  Czechoslovakia
Bronze  Sweden
4  West Germany
5  East Germany
6  Finland
7  Italy

Tournament awards

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